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Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold official
UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced. More good news arrived for Cormier's American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the top middleweight contender will get the next shot at champion Chris Weidman, also with a date and venue to be announced. *DATE OR EVENT FOR THESE TWO TITLE FIGHT HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 9:15PM by Wez - 26 comments
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UFC's new drug testing: Possible 4-year suspension for first-time offenders
The UFC today announced details of its new out-of-competition drug-testing program, set to take effect July 1, that include substantial punishments for doping violations.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Trinaldo thought he lost to Parke at UFN 67
Francisco Trinaldo battled Norman Parke for three rounds at UFC Fight Night 67, but he wasn’t sure he would leave Goiania with the win when the fight was over.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos sees welterweight move in his future
As UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos mends a surgically repaired knee, he knows there’s a certain “Cowboy” in his future. But he also believes a move up to 170 pounds is on the horizon.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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'TUF' winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior meet at UFC Fight Night 70
A middleweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter” winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior is slated for UFC Fight Night 70.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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In addition to USADA drug testing, UFC to unveil multimillion-dollar health program
LAS VEGAS – It’s not just a more comprehensive drug-testing program that UFC officials will unveil today during a press conference in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:38PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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T.J. Grant working in mine, talks return to mma
UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant talks to the about having to get a job in the mean time; where's he's at physically and the chances of him making a return to the sport. Despite his hiatus from mixed martial arts, T.J. Grant is still fighting the good fight. The former No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title hasn’t competed in two years after suffering a concussion in a training mishap. With his career on hold, Grant eventually had to seek other means to support his family, electing to take a job at the K+S potash mine near Bethune.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:04AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Friday Boxing on Spike vs Saturday UFC on Fox Sports 1 Ratings
Last weekend’s welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri generated over one million viewers, according to a statement released Tuesday by Spike TV, the network that broadcast the fight. The highest point of the telecast was during the 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET quarter hour, netting 1,120,000 viewers. It was a busy weekend for combat sports on US television, and the Nielsen ratings are now in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Brazil, as well as Friday's Premier Boxing Champions special on Spike TV. According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves attracted an average of 813,000 viewers, making it the 4th highest viewed out of the 7 Fight Nights aired since the start of the year. Preliminary card figures were just 100,000 viewer at 713k. There's no word yet on the official peak viewership.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 4:26PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
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Fight card, start times, broadcast info for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans
The UFC returns this weekend with UFC Fight Night 68 in the “Crescent City” of New Orleans. Check out the essential info about the card.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 12:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC releases ten fighters
The UFC has apparently decided to trim ten fighters from their roster, and five of them were flyweights.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Lineup Set for UFC 188 in Mexico City, including four prelims on FX
The lineup is set for next week’s UFC return to Mexico, featuring a heavyweight title unification bout in the main event.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 10:56PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Levan Makashvili replaces Chas Skelly at UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida
Levan Makashvili has replaced Chas Skelly at this month’s UFC Fight Night 70 event, officials today announced.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 10:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Maximo Blanco meets Mike De La Torre at TUF 21 Finale in July
A featherweight bout between Maximo Blanco and Mike De La Torre is the latest addition to July’s lineup for The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 10:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Norman Parke: 'I'll never fight in Brazil again'
Another close decision in Brazil went against Northern Ireland's Norman Parke, and he's vowed not to compete in Brazil again.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 12:01PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Scotland's debut event, UFC Fight Night 72, sells out 'in a matter of hours'
The UFC’s upcoming debut event in Scotland, UFC Fight Night 72, proved a popular offering with ticket-buyers.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 67 medical suspensions: Alves, Breese face six-month terms
Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), MMA’s regulatory body in Brazil, has issued medical suspensions to fighters from this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 67, and two face lengthy terms.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Alves' broken nose will require surgery
UFC welterweight Thiago Alves' badly broken nose will require extensive surgery to repair.
Submitted May 31, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC blames crisis for low attendance numbers
The UFC couldn’t reach the same success in its second trip to Goiania.
Submitted May 31, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Carlos Condit calls for winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald at UFC 189
GOIANIA, Brazil – Ex-interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit did the usual whatever-the-UFC-wants dance following his second-round TKO of Thiago Alves. But afterward, he was a little more insistent.
Submitted May 31, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC Fight Night 67 bonuses: Charles Oliveira goes double-dipping for $100,000
GOIANIA, Brazil – Charles Oliveira earned a pair of bonus awards for a total of $100,000 at UFC Fight Night 67. But who else joined him with $50,000 each?
Submitted May 31, 2015 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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